Lewis Chong is a partner of the Investment Funds practice group. He specialises in Cayman Islands and British Virgin Islands fund matters. His clients include United States, European and emerging markets managers.
Prior to joining us in 2010, Lewis worked as counsel at O’Melveny & Myers LLP. He currently specialises in the establishment of new funds and the restructuring of existing funds and also advises fund clients subject to litigation. Additionally Lewis advises on Cayman Islands and British Virgin Islands corporate and commercial law, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and corporate restructurings. Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, he is currently the only person practising Cayman Islands and British Virgin Islands law in the Pacific time zone.
Lewis has been recognised by Chambers for his Investment Funds expertise. He receives high praise from onshore counsel, who note that he is very responsive and "very invested in the relationship."Chambers and Partners, 2019
Lewis is recommended for advising on all aspects of Cayman fund work, representing a range of US and European asset managers. One source noted that "he is a very good lawyer and a very smart man." Another peer reported: "He knows his stuff and has sound judgement."Chambers and Partners, 2018
Lewis is recommended for his strong experience in hedge and private equity fund work. One source noted his “fantastic service and prompt responses,” adding: “I always feel that my concerns are on his mind.”Chambers and Partners, 2017
Lewis is ranked as “highly regarded”.IFLR 1000, 2020
Lewis is recommended as a leading Funds practitioner in the Cayman Islands. He is described as “very responsive”.Legal 500
Lewis has been ranked for his Cayman Investment Funds expertise. One source commented on his presence in the funds market, saying: "He is extremely respected among fund managers seeking innovative, yet legally sound advice." Another added that he is "the most responsive person and easy to communicate with," noting: "He tries to put himself in your shoes and figures out the best strategy."Chambers and Partners, 2020
- New Zealand (not practising)
- England and Wales (not practising)
- British Virgin Islands
- Cayman Islands
- University of Auckland (LLB)
- Victoria University of Wellington (BA)